According to the Mirror (live transfer thread, July 22nd 2016 at 18:26), Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell is to snub Liverpool’s advances and sign a new five-year deal at the King Power Stadium.
The report claims that the Reds made Chilwell a prime target this summer as they looked to bolster their defensive ranks, yet the England U21 international will remain with Leicester.
Chilwell is a Leicester academy graduate and came up through the club’s youth ranks, winning the academy Player of the Year award for the 2014-15 season and making his debut last October in the League Cup.
He then went on to join Huddersfield Town on a two-month loan spell, impressing while with the Terriers and making eight Championship appearances.
Having represented England at youth levels from the U18s up to the U21s, Chilwell is widely recognised as a potential star for the future and Liverpool saw him as an ideal long-term left-back option.
The Reds currently have Alberto Moreno as their number one left-back, yet the Spaniard’s error-strewn dispays often frustrate supporters and no doubt boss Jurgen Klopp too.
Chilwell has a bright future ahead of him, yet in the meantime he has opted to pledge the next stage of his career to Leicester as fresh reports in The Mirror claim he is to sign a new five-year deal with the Foxes.
Claudio Ranieri has Christian Fuchs as his number one left-back, yet with the Austrian international in his thirties perhaps Chilwell will push him hard for a regular spot over the next couple of seasons.